Praca da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte

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Centuries old Imperial palms line Praca da Liberdade square, an oasis away from the busy city streets. The welcoming grounds ncorporate cobblestone walkways, statuary fountains, a bandstand, and old benches where you can watch birds fly and people stroll on by. Historically significant buildings with neoclassical architecture surround the square adding a sense of antiquity in every direction you look.

You'll find the lush tropical gardens as you head towards the south-southwest end of the square. Low hedges with lush lawns surround many ponds with whimsical fountains spurting water in every direction. The center of this pedestrian square has the iconic key-shaped pond surrounded by greenery and walking paths that you can stroll along while sipping a beverage from a local café. Take a look at our Belo Horizonte online holiday builder to schedule your visit to Praca da Liberdade and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is a beautiful Praca . All garden is around is very beautiful . I love to go there with friends ,and have ice cream on the grass . You can see the historic builders . The old builders was a...  more »
  • I'd been to Praca da Liberdade a couple of times while in Belo and must say the park and the surrounding buildings kinda encompassed all of Minas Gerais architecure and history. The park itself is...  more »
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  • A great place to take a walk. This square is literally surrounded by museums, making it an important place to visit if you want to make a cultural excursion in Belo Horizonte. It is pretty safe and the police is often there to ensure this. The trees and plants offer a pleasant green environment in the middle of the city.
  • Enjoy running here when staying in Belo Horizonte. The Christmas light display in December is beautiful. Very safe and well attended by police. Lots to do in the immediate area of the park as well, museum, cinema, restaurants..... worth checking out just to people watch or exercise.....
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